Bug ID 462296: Symbolic Links to Old Windows Group Policy Files Might Not Be Removed After Upgrade to 11.6.0

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM, Install/Upgrade(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4

Opened: May 14, 2014
Severity: 4-Minor


The Windows Group Policy feature is no longer supported starting with version 11.6.0. For this reason all WGP files are removed from version 11.6.0. However, during upgrade from 11.X.X to 11.6.0, if the old configuration has no APM access policy configured, the symbolic links to WGP files will not be removed. You can find these symbolic links in the following directories: /config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/sandbox_file_d/ /config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/windows_group_policy_file_d/ The symbolic links to WGP files can be removed without causing any harm.


No impact, since the Windows Group Policy feature is removed from version 11.6.0.


Old configuration has no APM access policy. Because of this symbolic links to Windows Group Policy files from the old configuration will not be removed.



Fix Information


Behavior Change